Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The latest in Grant Scott's podcast series In search of Bill Jay is now available to listen online or through your normal podcast channels. The series extends and adds to Grant's acclaimed film which looks at Jay's life and legacy.
Listen to the latest part and the earlier podcasts in the series click…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 26, 2022 at 10:30 — No Comments
I am organizing a conference entitled "Camera-Centered Histories of Photography," which will feature our own Dr Michael Pritchard as the keynote speaker. The call for papers is attached. I would be delighted to see abstracts covering British photo history topics. Abstracts are due by 31 July.
Here's the call as a PDF: …Continue
Added by Leigh Gleason on June 22, 2022 at 21:30 — No Comments
Orphan Works are creative works that are subject to copyright for which one or more of the rights holders is either unknown or cannot be found. Understanding how Orphan Works in relation to photographic collections can be a bit of a minefield. To help you navigate we are running a virtual event with Margaret Haig from the government's Intellectual Property…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 22, 2022 at 20:30 — No Comments
For the first time, an exhibition focuses on the photographs of the earliest local photographers from West and Central Africa. Since the late 19th century, they have been creating enchanting photographs together with their customers in open-air studios. The thought of future viewers was always present; for them,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 22, 2022 at 20:07 — No Comments
Photographer John S Webb is British but has lived in Sweden since 1974. In September the Omnibus Theatre, London, will show work that he made in 1972 in Stonhouse Street, Clapham, London. The exhibition will consist of the same images that he exhibited in the then Clapham Public Library in 1972. The photographs are to be shown in the same building which has…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 22, 2022 at 20:02 — No Comments
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Photomonitor has published a short article by Annebella Pollen on the British porytrait photographer Carole Cutner who was active from 1968. She specialised in portraits of children, but also photographed royalty and figures from industry and business. She continues to work and is currently reviewing her archive.
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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2022 at 9:30 — No Comments
Auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood of Exeter are offering the The photographic archive of Sir Harold Dudley Clayton, 10th Baronet of Clayton, Marden (1877-1951) over multiple lots in its Maritime auction on 21 June 2022. The lots include glass plate negatives, albums and prints from the 1890s to later 1930s, and show racing, sailing and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2022 at 9:00 — No Comments
This symposium celebrates the work of James Ravilious and Chris Chapman and marks 50 years since Ravilious and Chapman started their photographic careers in Devon. Speakers include Chapman, Ella Ravilious, Val Williams, Mark Haworth-Booth and Tessa Traegar.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2022 at 8:20 — No Comments
In the context of the University Art Association of Canada's 2022 conference, which will be taking place at the University of Toronto from October 27th to 29th, we invite contributions to the following in-person panel. The deadline for submission is June 30th.
Added by Stéphanie Hornstein on June 17, 2022 at 17:30 — No Comments
Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures and our Collection Services department underpin the care and management of our unique objects. Within Collection Services, the Photography team provide a professional, technical, and creative service making digital content for a diverse range of clients and stakeholders…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 15, 2022 at 20:10 — No Comments
John Rylands Research Institute and Library has published Dr Christine Slobogin's blog posted titled Anonymous Anatomies: A Critical History of Visual Anonymity in Britain and America, 1870 – 1955 which was based in part on the John Rylands holdings. The blog and Dr Slobogin's research examines anonymity in medical imagery.
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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 15, 2022 at 20:07 — No Comments
Mike Wells is looking for a run of Weekly Illustrated magazine to consult for 1943 as part of research he is undertaking in to Jimmy Jarché. In addition he is interested to know of anyone who may have a list of his assignments during the 1940s. Jarché's book People I Have Shot is too early for this, dating from the mid-1930s.
A new photography festival Photo Frome is offering an extensive series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and other events. Two events that will be of particular interest to those interested in photographic history.
On 11 July David Lassman and Mick Yartes discuss Alice Seeley Harris who was a Frome resident. It will discuss the work of Alice Seeley,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 15, 2022 at 6:30 — No Comments
The Photographers’ Gallery has launched the Soho Photography Quarter (SPQ), a permanent new outdoor cultural space, presenting the very best of contemporary photography, for free. Offering dynamic new ways to discover the photographic medium, Soho Photography Quarter follows the refurbishment of Ramillies Place, which has transformed a previously overlooked…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 12, 2022 at 15:01 — No Comments
The restoration of the grave of one of the great names of photography, Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) has been completed. A call for support was made in 2021 and the project has been led by Brian Iddon. In addition to…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 12, 2022 at 12:27 — No Comments
As Head Curator you will play a pivotal leadership role in National Science and Media Museum’s senior leadership team, contributing to…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 9, 2022 at 20:00 — No Comments
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The Royal Photographic Society’s Historical Group was formed on 22 March 1972 at a time when photography in Britain was undergoing a significant transition. The RPS, itself, was in a process of modernisation as it sought to remain relevant to British photography. The way photography was taught in higher education reflected a move away from the technical to a…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 8, 2022 at 21:51 — No Comments
On April 8th, Poster House opened an exhibition featuring a portion of Dwight Cleveland's extensive vintage poster and lobby card collection. The collection focuses on all Underrepresented groups that are only now receiving the celebration they deserve. This exhibition highlights films where Women, in particular, played a significant role behind the…Continue
Added by dwight cleveland on June 8, 2022 at 16:30 — No Comments